The Vauxhall Corsas of Trevor Moffatt and Henry Kitching had a titanic battle at the Gerry P Evans Cymru Car trial throughout the day, with Moffatt taking the initiative late on, after a couple of errors by Kitching, to retain the overall win on the North Wales Car Club event. Initial slippery conditions soon dried in the wind at the hilltop venue. Mark Hoppe and Dave Oliver also had a day long tussle finishing just two points apart, each taking the lead numerous times. Hoppe just missed out on his fifth win of the year. Kitching secured fourth overall ahead of Barrie Parker, who swapped his Westfield for a tiny Fiat Seicento for the weekend in North Wales. Similarly the front wheel drive class saw Garry Preston and Rupert North battling hard for every single point until Preston missed out a costly seven post. Preston reeled back four of the lost points to finish two points behind the iconic Mini in sixth and seventh overall. Neil Mackay debuted his new Suzuki Ignis (which showed promise) with third in class, beating Richard Harrison by a single point after thirty two hills. Veteran John Wadsworth completed the top ten overall in his new car class Ford KA, which had ten entrants including a new Classic RWD Beetle.
- Trevor Moffatt, Vauxhall Corsa, 73.7%
- Mark Hoppe, Dutton Melos, 76.0%
- Dave Oliver, Hillman Imp, 78.1%
- Henry Kitching, Vauxhall Corsa, 80.7%
- Barrie Parker, Fiat Seicento, 87%
- Ruper North, Rover Mini, 95.8%
- Garry Preston, Fiat 127, 97.6%
- Neil Mackay, Suzuki Ignis, 115%
- Richard Harrison, Fiat 127, 115.9%
- John Wadsworth, Ford KA, 124.6%
With lots of natural features to work with, we can be sure that the journey to the Snowdonia hill top (but not Snowdon itself, you’ll appreciate) will be worthwhile and another great trial awaits us. Admire the views whenever the opportunity presents itself too, at no extra cost.